X

10 Careers That Are Dwindling Away

Farmers, postal processors, switchboard operators face job loss
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2012 3:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Unemployment may be easing, but certain jobs seem to be sliding into the dustbin of history. The Huffington Post lists 10 on the skids, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Farmers and ranchers: expected to lose 96,100 jobs by 2020. Mechanized farming is taking over.

story continues below

  1. Postal sorters and processors: 48,500 jobs could be gone by 2020. The USPS is planning to close 3,700 local post offices in May and may lose $14.1 billion this year.
  2. Sewing machine operators: 42,100 jobs may vanish by 2020.
  3. Postal carriers: 38,100 on the block by 2020.
  4. Switchboard operators, answering services: 33,200 gone by 2020.
See the rest of HuffPo's list—including fast food cooks—here. (Read more farmers stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X